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A 43-year-old member asked:

should i be scared if iit's my first night home after heart attack?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Understandable: Keep someone close to you and follow your discharge instructions to the letter. Make sure you take your Aspirin and beta blockers and maybe a statin if prescribed every day. Have fresh nitro tablets or spray with you. You will do great. Now start working on reducing those risk factors that you can modify. Weight, bp, cholesterol, smoking....

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A 22-year-old member asked:

At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Annual physical: This has a tremendous amount to do with your age, medical history and family history. Please see your primary care physician to discuss your personal risk factors.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can smoking contribute to a heart attack?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Fishman
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Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: Risk factors for heart attacks include age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and tobacco use. Among other things, smoking leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) that forces the heart to work harder to maintain the same level of perfusion, predisposing to a number of cardiomyopathies including right-sided heart failure and myocardial infarction.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Are there racial differences in heart attack rates?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: There are racial differences in all the risk factors for heart attacks such as smoking, diabetes, cholesterol levels, high blood pressure obesity and so on. There may also be geographical and other social-economic differences in stress levels etc. Consequently with all these variables the risk profiles of different people can get very complicated. See your doctor to determine your individual risk.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Survive Heart Attack: This is a complex question. Every individual that suffers a heart attack is different and survival depends on many factors. Your doctor is the best source of information conserning your survival, as he can evaluate all the factors concerning your disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Does a heart attack always have noticeable symptoms

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not always: A "silent heart attack" is one that occurs without any symptoms that are recognized by the patient who is having it.

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